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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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Connecting a PC PS/2 keyboard to Mac

I've just bought a PS/2 to USB cable to use PS/2 PC keyboard (Compaq SK-2860 and Packard Bell 6301N) in my Mac (OS X 10.8.4) because my Mac's wireless keyboard doesn't work: …but my Mac does not ...
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Alt[Option] key not working as meta when ssh a linux server from Mac

I use emacs on my Mac locally, I'm also using iTerm2 as the terminal tool. By setting the 'Preferences--> Profiles-->Keys--> Left option key acts as +Esc'. I can use the left alt key as meta if I ...
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Difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards?

What exactly is the difference between US QWERTY and International QWERTY Apple keyboards? I’m talking about the hardware keyboards specifically, not about keyboard layouts (in System Settings).
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Screenshot of selected area with shadow?

Is it even possible? I understand it's possible for a window, when you press space after Cmd-Shift-4. I want shadow on my selected area screenshot, so it doesn't blend with the rest of the ...
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How to add a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac

What key combination do I have to press to create a line break in a cell in Excel for Mac 2011? The Windows combination of Alt+Enter does not work on the Mac.
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Is there a way to make the Function keys act as standard keys with a Logitech K811 keyboard?

I changed the Fn key on my Macbook Pro to actually work in the reverse way (so, just hitting the F1 key actually sends the "Function 1" signal, rather than the brightness decrease signal when the Fn ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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OS X right click/context menu via keyboard

Is it possible to access the right click/context menu of the currently selected item (not the item under the mouse) by way of using a keyboard shortcut? If not, is there any way to achieve this, ...
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Text to Speech shortcuts with two languages

I use Mac's Text to Speech function a lot. Under Settings > Speech > Text to Speech I also have set a "Key" for quick access. Since I also want Text to Speech to read German and OS Lion offers ...
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Keyboard and trackpad stop responding randomly, but work again after hard reset?

In the last 24 hours, I've had my keyboard and trackpad completely stop responding. Both times it was while YouTube was playing, so I think the machine wasn't completely frozen, just the trackpad and ...
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OS X unknown ghost text expansion automatically!

Edit: As @Alistair McMillan commented, I post the EtreCheck Result in gist. From yesterday, every time I type two characters "p" and "i" in serial, it will turn into "ssh pi@10.210.100.45", like ...
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Keys and mouse randomly stop working briefly

Since a couple of days, I experience the weird issue that OS X 10.10.3 does not react to keyboard or mouse inputs, except multitouch gestures like 4-finger swipes. The unresponsiveness will persist ...
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Workspaces not switching automatically

Despite the fact that I have told mission control under 10.8 to spaces when switching applications(to the key window), it does not appear to work. In fact the only time spaces works is when I tell it ...
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Why keyboard shortcut “ctrl + left” doesn't work?

I'm used to switch between my desktop spaces using ctrl + arrows. But ctrl + ← doesn't work while ctrl + → works fine. Here is my settings:
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Is there an OSX workaround to configure a “unifying” receiver without Logitech's control center?

I have two Logitech wireless devices (keyboard and mouse) that work well on my ppc mac (running OSX 10.4.11). Each has a little USB unifying receiver that came with it, each receiver being paired with ...
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Modifier key settings not sticking

I just purchased a MacBook Air with OSX v10.8.4. When I edit the modifier keys (I want to change Caps Lock to Ctrl), it works for a while, but then reverts back to defaults some time later. I'm making ...
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Standard function keys on mac

I am on OS X 10.10.3 on a macbook Pro. I am using the macbook's keyboard. I have enabled the "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys". I expect that hitting F1/F2 will not reduce or ...
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Unmodified F4 no longer summons LaunchPad

When I press F4, it no longer summons LaunchPad. F3 still invokes Mission Control, and the other function keys, without modifiers, have their respective meanings (volume, play, etc), but I can only ...
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Applications With the Ability to Assign single letter shortcuts

What applications are there that have the ability to assign single letter shortcuts? I wish to create a workflow that implements this kind of idea, A file explorer that focuses on single letter ...
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How can I type “\” (backslash) via remote desktop with a Norwegian, Danish or Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my MacBook Air with Yosemite to a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. Both my Mac and the Windows computer is configured with Norwegian keyboard layout. ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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Command and Terminal.app - again [on hold]

This has been the subject of a lot of discussions before and of a lot of answers. However, I have only found workarounds and band aids so far. My seemingly simple goal is to obtain the same behaviour ...
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What is the meaning of the command, function, option.alt and control keys?

I'm wondering if there is any meaning to the combination of button presses I make to use keyboard shortcuts. I'm hoping to speed up the learning process of learning keyboard shortcuts in this way. I ...
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Recent mac-convert [on hold]

I have just bought a macbook pro (I've always been a windows user) and I would like to know tips for fast adaptation to the macOS. Are there any relevant configurations that I should customise in ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard not connecting automatically on wake

Recently I'm using my MacBook Air mostly in clamshell mode, with an  Wireless Keyboard and an  Magic Trackpad paired. Sometimes, weeks pass by without even opening the lid: connecting it at the ...
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Launching Character Viewer (aka CharacterPalette) from command line

So, recently I have being using the Character and Keyboard Viewer a fair bit and set up simple Alfred keywords that toggle the launch/quitting of these apps so as not to have to leave the keyboard. ...
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command + delete in terminal

Often, when I'm typing in a super long command(usually ruby on rails console code), I decide that I need to do something else first and therefore, have to delete the command which I just typed(but not ...
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Move focus between buttons in confirm dialogs OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

When I try to export a file with the same name (in InDesign CS6) I get a popup asking if I want to replace the file. How can I move focus between the Cancel and Replace buttons using only the ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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Apple Hardware Accessories or third-party? [closed]

I am running MacBook Air 13" I need wireless keyboard, which I am going to use daily. Once in a while, I need to check some CDs or DVDs - mostly I take backup of photos shoot with camera and phone on ...
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Has anyone figured out a keyboard shortcut to globally strikethrough selected text in any OS X app?

We have ⌘B to bold, ⌘I to italicise, ⌘U to underline, but we don't (as far as I can tell) have a shortcut to strikethrough selected text in any OS X rich editor. I added a keyboard shortcut into ...
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Is there a shortcut to change tabs on safari?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on Safari?
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iPhone 6 keyboard help lost emoji's

I installed a new keyboard then deleted it now I've lost all my emoji off my standered keyboard just got a-z 0-9 #+= Someone help please?
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swap mapping of left and right shift keys

I have an odd, highly specific problem when using my third-party USB keyboard with my MacBook Pro: option + left-shift + right-arrow (which as Mac programmers will know means "highlight the word to ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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When using the default British keyboard layout, some apps won't let me input #

For some reason, on my iMac, [alt]+3 will enter the # symbol as it's supposed to in some applications (e.g. Xcode), while in others (e.g. Safari, Terminal...) it just makes a little error 'beep'. ...
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MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
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How can I type the “@” symbol via remote desktop with a Swedish keyboard?

I am running Remote Desktop to connect from my iMac with Snow Leopard to a Windows box at work that runs Windows 7 Professional. The connection is done over ssh. When logged in to the window box I ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Recreate the Windows 'Menu Key' function [duplicate]

First time OS X user here with a shiny new MBP and a burning question. Former Windows users may know the Menu Key found on all standard keyboards somewhere to the right of the spacebar. Its function ...
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How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?

I'm aware of the ability to use accented characters by holding down a key until they appear (ie. á ü etc.); however, I'm curious as to how, if possible, one might enter a code point in hexadecimal ...
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Using an old Windows keyboard on a Macbook

I recently found my old mechanical keyboard and I want to use it on my Macbook Pro. It still uses an old PS2 connector so I went out and bought a PS2 to USB adapter. When I plug it in, the lock ...
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CM storm devastator backlight

Im reposting another users question because I have the same problem but am brand new to the site and I dont have any reputation to answer/comment.I have gotten the keyboard to light up using xcode and ...
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Make Caps Lock behave like in Windows

I use VoIP programs, and I use Caps Lock for Push-To-Talk (PTT) on those. The problem I experience is that when I push Caps Lock, I toggle the Push-To-Talk, which means that if I release Caps Lock, ...
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Previous deleted text keyboard shortcuts keep appearing

I kept a bunch of keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and over time, I deleted some shortcuts that are not necessary for me and added new ones. Some time ago, ...
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iPad Mini always disconnects Bluetooth wireless keyboard

Following my this question I finally decided to get a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Mini. I bought some cheap (around 40 USD) Chinese crap, but designed specifically for iPad Mini -- i.e. an ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse problem with iMac during start-up

I have an iMac 21.5" (late November 2010, OS X 10.6.8 with latest updates). I bought a wireless keyboard and mouse at same time. When I started up with ⇧ shift or ⌥ alt/option key down, the computer ...
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Key remapping without Karabiner

Through "System preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys" I had setup: Caps Lock as Ctl. Then, I installed the new Karabiner (formerly KeyRemapForMacBook) to achieve the following key-remap: Left ...
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How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

Note: This question is how to send an Insert keypress to Microsoft Windows running directly on Apple hardware. This is not about how to use Insert in OS X or through OS X to Windows running in a ...